The Director of Engineering of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Dali Kilani, has left the online gaming company to join Ifeelgoods, a rewards start-up company based in Silicon Valley.
In November last year, two top executives of the online gaming company resigned from their position; its treasurer, Mike Gupta and chief financial officer, David Wehner. Gupta joined Twitter, while Wehner moved to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Prior to their departure, several other top executives in the company had left.
According the press statement released by Ifeelgoods on Thursday, Kilani will serve as Vice President of Engineering for the company. He will be responsible for the development of the company’s platform to support users and boost the digital incentives campaign of Ifeelgoods.
Before joining Ifeelgoods, Kilani served as Head of Engineering for Farmville, the most popular social game, with 34 million daily active users at its peak. He supervised the infrastructure and managed the operational activities of the online game, including the largest single application cloud deployment on Amazon EC2 with almost 10,000 servers. As Director of Engineering, he spearheaded the HTML5 strategy and road map of Zynga.
Kilani started working for Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) in 2010, and held various positions in the company. He became CTO for External Publishing, and was in-charge of supporting third party publishing engagements for the company.
Prior to his job at Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Kilani had worked for various technology companies including eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), and Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN).
He received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
In a statement, Kilani said, "I am very excited to join the team. Ifeelgoods' track record so far has been impressive, and based on our anticipated volumes, we are looking at solving the exact kind of challenge I want to be a part of solving.”
Michael Amar, co-founder and CEO of Ifeelgoods, acknowledged Kilani’s experience in the industry, and he is confident in his ability to deliver results. Amar said, "To support increased campaign activity, we are adding someone of Dali's caliber to ensure we have the correct resources in place to support [a] massive scale. With digital rewards campaign activity increasing, we’ve come to the point where we need someone with Dali's experience to ensure we deliver results to the hundred+ marketers, hundred+ rewards providers and millions of consumers all over the world."